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Industry is working to ensure Green Deal qualifi cations and accreditation procedures are in place to protect consumers

Refinance deal for green loans firm to be struck ‘within weeks’

21 Nov 14

Finance company delivers positive message after fears raised by ‘voluntary liquidation’ warning in September

Steve Elliott

Former Morgan Sindall fit-out heads join £80m-turnover rival

21 Nov 14

Exclusive: ‘Driving force’ behind contractor’s fit-out division looks to double turnover at interiors specialist BWI

Barry  Coltrini

Construction appointments: 21 November 2014

21 Nov 14

Cundall , Essential Living and Colt are among the firms announcing promotions and appointments this week


Shard’s Sellar seeks design team for £600m job

21 Nov 14

Developer looking for people to work on £600m Paddington site development


Benefits of BIM are over-hyped, survey finds

21 Nov 14

More than half of those in the industry believe benefits of using BIM are more hype than substance

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Locations of contracts awarded in October

Market review: So far, so good

25 Nov 14

The value of construction contracts awarded in the UK rose to £6bn in October, but there is evidence of a slowdown in the housing market and signs that all is not well in the eurozone. Here are highlights of Barbour ABI’s latest monthly Economic & Construction Market Review

Cost Model Apartment

Cost model: Part L

20 Nov 14

Will MacDonald of Aecom examines the challenges posed by the 2014 revisions to Part L of the Building Regulations, which form part of the government’s strategy to cut carbon emissions from buildings

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bim tin

Is BIM what it says on the tin?

21 Nov 14

While Building’s BIM survey indicates that adoption of the technology is increasing, there is growing anxiety about its effect on the dynamics of project teams

Mackintosh building

Image of the week: Buried treasures

21 Nov 14

Forensic archaeologists begin examining the fire-damaged Mackintosh Library at the Glasgow School of Art



BIM architecture: The vision thing

19 Nov 14

BIM isn’t normally seen as a design tool but increasingly it can influence what a building looks like. We explore the possibilities and dangers of BIM-inspired architecture



Hansom: Losing my religion

21 Nov 14

Atkins and Network Rail endure a marriage of inconvenience, architects splash out on the Guggenheim Helsinki, Canadians pray for Canary Wharf, and all hell breaks loose on the UK’s roads. Plus, Zaha vs Japan

Project news

The Pinnacle

Lipton Rogers closes in on deal to revive stalled Pinnacle tower

7 Nov 14

Exclusive: Sir Stuart Lipton-led design team close to taking over mothballed tower, with “helter skelter” design to be scrapped

Centre Point

Brookfield Multiplex set for £350m Centre Point revamp

6 Nov 14

Exclusive: Developer Almacantar replaces incumbent pre-construction contractor Sir Robert McAlpine

Renzo Piano - Shardlette

Green light for Renzo Piano's residential tower next to Shard

5 Nov 14

26-storey residential tower by the Shard architect in London Bridge given the go ahead

The Pinnacle

Deal to revive Pinnacle tower draws near

3 Nov 14

French fund manager Axa leading a consortium that is in talks to takeover the development of the stalled City of London tower

Bishopsgate Goods Yard site, Shoreditch, London

Battle over Bishopsgate towers plan heats up

29 Oct 14

A dozen towers planned for Shoreditch site, with campaigners saying scheme is “big, ugly and not fit for purpose”

Brum retirement

Green light for 16-storey Brum retirement scheme

29 Oct 14

Developer Pegasus Life wins approval for five towers in Sutton Coldfield

Sketch of the week

Avery Gehry

Sketch of the week: Gehry buildings

21 Nov 14

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Bryan Avery, princpal of Avery Associates Architects


Sarah Richardson

Seize the day

21 Nov 14

BIM must be properly adopted sooner rather than later if the sector is to fully benefit


NA 2111

Paying the price

21 Nov 14

New research into the housebuilding industry shows that although staff are enjoying higher salaries, they’re also taking on more responsibilities, working longer hours and finding their work/life balance out of kilter.


Simon Rawlinson

The BIM gatekeepers

21 Nov 14 | By Simon Rawlinson

Faced with the need to train a large number of the construction industry in BIM, where do you start? Focusing on the gatekeepers will have the biggest immediate impact

Iain Withers

More work should mean more staff

21 Nov 14 | By Iain Withers

A booming housing sector has put a concerning strain on housebuilder’s work/life balance

Michael Dall

Life beyond housing and London

20 Nov 14 | By Michael Dall

Several indicators suggest housing market is cooling

Noble Francis

Positivity for 2015

20 Nov 14 | By Noble Francis

Despite concerns about a slowing housing market and the impact of the eurozone on the UK economy, construction continued to grow in Q3

From the archive

BIM archive

From the archive in 2010

21 Nov 14

The UK government indicates that it intends to adopt BIM for the procurement and management of public assets

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